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October 8, 2013

Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy

Photo of pills

Pharmacists and physicians will be looking at prescription and illicit drugs taken during pregnancy to evaluate risks to mothers and their fetuses.


June 26, 2013

Pharmacy students learn TB screening

Pharmacy students learn TB screening.

Ninety-one UW pharmacy students became certified in TB screening through collaborative training from the State Department of Public Health, the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the UW School of Pharmacy.


December 31, 2012

Study shows naloxone kits cost-effective in preventing overdose deaths

Bottles of naxolone, also known by the trade name Narcan, with needle. Naxolone reverses the effects of heroin.

Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone can help save lives. Efforts are under way to make similar kits available for prescription opioid users.


November 16, 2012

Leadership award given to late Pharmacy Dean Emeritus Sid Nelson

Dr.  Sid Nelson enjoyed teaching medicinal chemistry to second-year pharmacy students,

Nelson, and several other School of Pharmacy alumni, were honored for their contributions to their profession, their patients and their community at large.


May 24, 2012

Academic-industry partnership forms for drug development

The School of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies will study the body’s drug transporters to map interactions and individualize therapy.


February 10, 2012

Grant to Schools of Pharmacy, Public Health creates graduate research certificate

The Pharmacy and Public Health schools at the UW Magnuson Health Sciences Center (above) are creating a graduate certificate program in comparative effectiveness research.

The program will hone students’ investigative skills in comparing the benefits and risks of different treatment choices.


February 6, 2012

Shifting the pharmaceutical care model in Hong Kong

One of the world’s most densely settled places, Hong Kong is restructuring pharmacy practice to meet the healthcare needs of its populace.


January 23, 2012

Pharmacy students impress judges with clinical knowledge at New Orleans competition

Students Stephanie Friedman and Linda Lei put their pharmaceutical expertise to the test at a national competition, and won first place.


December 7, 2011

UW scientist gets major boost in search for HIV vaccine

Dr. Shiu-Lok Hu, HIV vaccine researcher at the UW School of Pharmacy

Dr. Shiu-Lok Hu and his colleagues are looking to generate protective antibodies targeting a part of the HIV virus that binds to immune cells. This segment is widely considered to be the Achilles heel of the virus


November 16, 2011

Pharmacy students lead Honduran medical brigade

Jeffrey Ochsner

Twenty-nine UW pharmacy students, along with some faculty members,alumni and health professionals from other fields, offered a free, temporary clinic in Joya Grande. When they arrived, a long line of Honduran villagers were waiting to welcome them.


November 1, 2011

Washington State Pharmacy Association honors student, faculty and alumni for their contributions

Washington State Pharmacy Association honors student, faculty and alumni for their contributions

Pharmacy student Karen Craddick, faculty members Micki Kedzierski and Nanci Murphy, along with several School of Pharmacy alumni, received awards for their community, advocacy and educational efforts.


October 25, 2011

Pharmacy students amp up their business expertise

In a pharmacy classroom, George D. Bartell shared his family's 120 years of experience in operating a drug store chain.

Students are benefiting from the management insights of faculty and community pharmacist. Among the visiting lecturers was George D. Bartell, from the oldest family-owned drug store chain in the nation.


May 25, 2011

School of Pharmacy’s largest department gets new chair

Dr. Danny Shen has served as chair of the UW Department of Pharmacy for 12 years.

Bridge Endowed Professor of Pharmacy Peggy Odegard has been named the next chair of the Department of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy, effective July 1. Odegard, who is also a practicing pharmacist, is the first woman to hold this role.


April 20, 2011

Namibia gets first-ever pharmacy degree program with help from UW

Sam Nujoma, University of Namibia chancellor, presents the UW a certificate of appreciation, accepted by Andy Stergachis, UW professor of epidemiology and global health and adjunct professor of pharmacy.

Namibia’s 2 million people have fewer than 200 pharmacists to dispense essential medications. Namibia has recently opened its first pharmacy degree program at the University of Namibia in Windhoek.


April 13, 2011

Pharmacy’s Katterman Lecture gears up for an ‘Electronic Revolution’

Sue Merk

Sue Merk, a pharmacist from OneHealthPort, will talk about the use of advanced communications and information technologies in hospitals, communities and clinics.


April 6, 2011

School of Pharmacy dean emeritus honored for research excellence

Dr. Sid Nelson, dean emeritus, School of Pharmacy

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has honored Sid Nelson for his many contributions to pharmaceutic sciences, including work leading to safer medications.


UW scientist named School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumna

Dr. Gail Anderson

Dr. Gail Anderson attended the UW as an undergraduate and graduate student, and then pursued her career here. This month she will receive the School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumna Award for her work on drug treatments for brain injuries and epilepsy.


February 2, 2011

Pharmacy students elected to national leadership roles

Andrew Heinz distributes health information booklets and talks with visitors at the UW Homecoming Fair.

Sara McElroy and Andrew Heinz will each become presidents of national pharmacy student organizations. Both have innovative ideas for their profession and its role in improving health care.


January 26, 2011

Lifetime achievement award goes to epilepsy drug researcher Rene Levy

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Pharmaceutics Rene Levy has received the 2011 Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award from the Northwest Epilepsy Foundation. He is an expert on medications to control seizures and on drug interactions.


December 8, 2010

Pharmacy students leave a lasting impression on public officials

State senator Ed Murray holds up a UW School of Pharmacy T-shirt students gave to him during a tour of their school.

UW pharmacy students inform public leaders about the expanding role of pharmacists in disease prevention and health promotion.


School of Pharmacy honored for service to the community

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has named the UW School of Pharmacy the winner of the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award.


October 14, 2010

Providing care to the villages of Gabon


Third-year pharmacy student Elise Fields entered the School of Pharmacy in hopes of pursuing a career in public health and global pharmacy.


Pharmacy student earns scholarship to enhance public health outreach

Pharmacy student Karen Craddick, class of 2012, received a competitive Paul Ambrose scholarship to participate in the annual Ambrose Symposium in Washington, D.


September 30, 2010

UW researchers seek to improve access to personalized drug therapy for underserved populations

The UW has joined a nationwide network of scientists through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how genes affect individual response to medicines.


September 7, 2010

UW researchers seek to improve access to personalized drug therapy for underserved populations

The University of Washington has joined a nationwide network of scientists through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how genes affect individual response to medicines.


July 8, 2010

UW alliance for comparative effectiveness gains ground in research efforts, kicks off training programs

Comparative effectiveness research has received significant public attention since the federal government designated $1.


July 6, 2010

UW alliance for comparative effectiveness gains ground in research efforts, kicks off training programs

Comparative effectiveness research has received significant public attention since the federal government designated $1.


May 13, 2010

UW pharmacy students place second in national Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition

Student teams analyzed a disease state and drug treatments, and presented their findings and recommendations to the judges.


April 15, 2010

Pharmacy students make mark on Capitol Hill

UW chapter of American Pharmacist Association praised for outreach and advocacy.


March 4, 2010

Katterman Lecture highlights innovations in pharmacy practice and patient care

Pharmacists offer significantly more in health-care services than many people realize. Two UW School of Pharmacy faculty members will talk A


February 18, 2010

Pharmacist’s role in patient care advanced in Ethiopia

UW School of Pharmacy faculty work with their Ethiopian colleagues to expand pharmacists’ duties in the populous East African country.


November 5, 2009

Small-town pharmacy business plan wins national student competition

Frick’s Rexall Drug Store in Sequim, Wash.


October 8, 2009

Students celebrate American Pharmacists Month with ad campaign

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July 9, 2009

Baillie and McCune accept professional pharmacy honors

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June 4, 2009

For pharmacy students, breaking down complex drug has its rewards

Each medication on your health plan’s “approved list” is there, in part, because a pharmacist vouched for it.


May 7, 2009

Pharmacy student creates medication-safety program in Uganda

Last summer, when Meg Melchiors arrived at the small clinic in Ibulanku, a village in Uganda’s Iganga District, she discovered medications were being dispensed in small white paper envelopes with cryptic numerical instructions.


April 2, 2009

A conversation with Dean Thomas Baillie

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February 26, 2009

Ignition Awards will support translational research

The UW School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the first three recipients of its Ignition Awards — an award created in partnership with the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS).


January 8, 2009

Best of 2008: School of Pharmacy


The School of Pharmacy was ranked No.


Combating overmedication one patient at a time


Do you have an older relative who takes more prescription drugs in one sitting than you take in an entire month? If you’ve ever worried about the implications of this regimen, consider this: Approximately one third of people 65 years or older who are taking at least five medications experience an adverse drug event each year, according to research cited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.